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Pennsylvania Dietrichs

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Pre-1800 Dietrich and Dieter residents of Philadelphia (county), Pennsylvania.



Philadelphia was the point of entry to British Colonial America for many Palatine migrants, and pre-1800 contained at times a relatively large contingent of Dietrich families.

Jacob Dietrich (1723-1790) m 3 times, 1 son Jacob David Dietrich, 3 dau
Nicolaus Dieterich (abt 1725-aft 1755) m bef 1750 Maria Anna NN, 2 dau
Jacob Dietrich (abt 1727-1772) m twice(?), 2 sons 1 dau
David Dietrich (abt 1728-aft 1762) m 1753 Maria Ursula Schmidtin, 4 dau
Jacob Dietrich (abt 1728-aft 1754) m bef 1752 Magdalena NN, 2 sons
Johann Michael Dietrich (abt 1729-bef 1798) m 1753 Magdalena, 5 sons 4 dau
Johann Jacob Dietrich (abt 1730-aft 1768) m 1755 Dorothea Johanna Margreth Sternbek 4 sons 3 dau
Christian Dietrich (abt 1735-aft 1763) m 1760 Maria Rosina Kattemeyer, 1 son 1 dau
Jacob Dietrich (abt 1744-aft 1773) m 1769 Rosina Hofman, 1 son 2 dau
Christopher Dietrich (abt 1744-aft 1774) m 1769 Elizabeth Hofmann, 2 sons
Jacob David Dietrich (abt 1752-1792) m 1777 Christine Weckerle, 1 son
Joseph Detrick (bef 1755-aft 1810) m NN 1 son

Fewer Dieters, possibly only two families:

Michael Dieter (abt 1723-aft 1752) m 1748 Elizabeth Redelbach 1 dau
Son Adam Dieter (abt 1749-aft 1794) m 1774 Catharina Schwerer 3 sons 3 dau
G'son Melchior Dieter (1775-aft 1797) m 1797 Rachel Johnson
John Jacob Deiter (abt 1738-aft 1764) m 1763 Jane Buffington 1 son


Elias Dieterich (1701-abt 1759) m(2) 1732 Anna Elisabetha Schopf, 2 dau 3 sons
Migr 1744 with wife, 1 dau & 2 sons; settled abt 1748 Forks Twp, later Mt. Bethel
Casper Dietrich (abt 1744-aft 1800 m 1767 Catherine Sternberger 1 son
Migr 1767 with wife, settled Whitehall Twp; son Caspar Jr moved to VA(?)

Johannes Dieter and Hans Wilhelm Dieter were probably brothers, but their arrival in America is not documented. They settled in Moore and Lehigh Twps.

Johannes Dieter (abt 1725-1805) m(1) 1746(?) Anna Catherine Thowison, 2 sons, 5 dau
Son John Peter Dieter (1751-1824) m 1774 Maria Magdalena Kohl, 13 children
Hans Wilhelm Dieter (abt 1735-1790) m n.d. Elizabeth NN, 3 sons 5 dau


Johannes Dietrich (abt 1731-1785) migr 1751 alone, settled Berks
m abt 1758 Barbara Bauscher, 3 sons
Lenhart Dietrich (1732-1803) migr 1753 settled bef 1762 Bern Twp, Berks
m(1) abt 1770 Catherine Kessler, m(2) abt 1785 Catherine Shaffer
Johann Adam Dietrich (1740-1817) bro Johannes
m 1764 Maria Barbara Steinbruch, 7 sons 5 dau; migr 1767 with wife, settled Northampton, moved bef 1779 Greenwich Twp, Berks
Conrad D. Dietrich (1763-1841) b Baltimore or Phila, settled bef 1790 Hereford Twp
m abt 1790 Elizabetha Sussholtz 4 sons 5 dau

Note: Jacob Dautrich (1722–1804) & Johann Dautrich (1735–?) settled bef 1790 Heidelberg & Alsace Twps, respectively

Matthias Dieter (abt 1710-1782) m abt 1735 Rosannah Dettero, 2 sons 1 dau
Migr bef 1740 with wife & son Johannes, settled Amity Twp, Bucks (later Berks)
Son Johannes Dieter Sr (1737-1812) m 1769 Hannah DeHart, 3 sons 4 dau
Henry Dieter (n.d.) Alsace Twp 1779-1784 tax rolls, Exeter Twp 1790 census


George Hans Dietrich (bef 1736-abt 1780) mig 1752 settled Lebanon Twp, Lancaster
m(2) 1756 Dorothea Boltz 4 sons 2 dau
Philip Dietrich (abt 1725-aft 1769) m 1748 Elizabeth NN 5 sons 5 dau
migr 1754 settled near Lancaster Twp
Michael Dietrich (abt 1736-1810) mgr 1754 settled Earl Twp, Lancaster
m 1769 Maria Sarah Bernhard 2 sons moved bef 1774 Upper Paxton Twp, Dauphin PA


Johan Nicholas Dietrich (1727-1813) migr 1749 settled Tyrone Twp, York (later Adams)
m 1753 Anna Margaretta Shafer 6 sons 2 dau,
Wilhelm Dietrich (abt 1734-1770) m abt 1759 Maria Magdalena NN 1 dau


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